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Billy Green Saves the Day

by Ben Guyatt

During the War of 1812, 18-year-old Billy Green spots the advancing American army and must ride three hours in the middle of the night to Burlington Heights to warn the British.


She Loves You

by Rhonda Batchelor

Amid rumours of her supposed homosexuality, 14-year-old Annie is drawn to a group of ragtag local hippies. Sweet William is even more bereft than Annie, and not by choice.


Emily of New Moon

by L.M. Montgomery

"I love Emily."-Madeleine L'Engle

Finding a Place to Belong

Orphaned after her father's death, thirteen-year-old Emily Starr is sent to live with her snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. At first, Emily's miserable...


Sophie's Treason

by Beverley Boissery

Following the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada, with her father missing and his brother arrested, Sophie and Luc must use ingenuity and courage to secure a bright future.


Ghosts of James Bay

by John Wilson

Fourteen-year-old Al, spending the summer near James Bay with his father, is startled to see a ship he recognizes as the Discovery, whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson.


Bitter, Sweet

by Laura Best

Pru Burbidge lives a simple life on the family homestead on Dalhousie Road in 1940s rural Nova Scotia- until her father abandons the family and her mother falls ill. Her life is turned upside-down by these events,...


Under a Living Sky

by Joseph Simons

At the height of the Depression, Mary is unlikely to receive new shoes for Christmas but is deeply disappointed to receive a doll crudely sewn from a horse's nosebag instead.


The Reunion

by Jacqueline Pearce

Will a handful of beads and the power of a story be enough to heal friendships across three generations?


Ghost Messages

by Jacqueline Guest

Pursuing the thief who stole her father's treasure, a young Irish girl encounters some strange characters when she stows away on the ship that is laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1865.


Full Steam to Canada

by Anne Patton

Based on a true story, Full Steam to Canada tells the tale of a British family's 1903 journey to the promise of a better, richer life on the Canadian prairies.


Day of the Cyclone: Disaster Strikes! 7

by Penny Draper

It's 1912, and the lives of two children are twisted together as the Regina cyclone approaches: Ella, a well-to-do young lady, and Billy, a penniless runaway Home Child trying to keep his past a secret.


The Mountain That Walked

by Katherine Holubitsky

The year is 1903, and Charlie, on the run from false accusations, ends up in Frank, a coal-mining town about to experience disaster.


The Schooner's Revenge

by Robert Sutherland

Fourteen-year-old Ben Random has always been drawn to the ships that skim the blue waters of Lake Ontario off the shores of York, the capital of Upper Canada. But his dream of serving on a Royal Navy vessel...


The Secret of Devil Lake

by Robert Sutherland & Tommy Sutherland

He knows in his heart that his father, Lieutenant James Martin, could not have stolen the money stored overnight in the blockhouse of The Isthmus and then brutally murdered his commanding officer, Colonel Forrester....


Taking the Reins

by Campbell Gaetz Dayle

A new life in Canada! What could be better? Plenty of land to farm and even gold to be found in the hills! Well...except Katherine's parents aren't farmers. Having spent everything on sailing from England to...


The Adventures of Radisson 1

by Martin Fournier & Peter McCambridge

Spring 1651: a young man from Paris lands in Trois-Rivières on the St. Lawrence River. Within weeks, the course of his life changes drastically when Iroquois braves capture him. Pierre-Esprit Radisson, then...


Gwen in West Wind Calling

by Carolyn Pogue

Thirteen year old Home Girl Gwen Peters has already had more adventures than most people. Orphaned at 11 and trained to be a servant, she travelled by ship to a new life in Canada. Her spunk, sense of humour...


Battle Cry at Batoche

by B. J. Bayle

Ben Muldoon witnesses the struggle of the Mtis and Cree in the Saskatchewan River Valley in 1885. He is caught between his loyalty to a friend and the authority of an uncle


Your Time, My Time

by Ann Walsh

While visiting the peaceful graveyard of nearby Barkerville, B.C., Elizabeth finds a small gold ring that transports her to the nineteenth century during the heyday of the gold rush.


Kootenay Silver

by Ann Chandler

In 1910, 12-year-old Addy McLeod waits in a cabin for her brother, Cask, to send for her. She must fight off the advances of her alcoholic stepfather, but then tragedy strikes. She flees and disguises herself...